It’s now explicit that Mark Millar‘s purpose at Fox is to bring their Marvel movies together with “cohesiveness,” to achieve something similar to the main Marvel thread but for “another side of the Marvel Universe.”
He was speaking to Empire, and this bit of transcript comes from SuperHeroHype:
"They asked me to come in and work out a plan. So unfortunately at this point I can’t get too specific. I do have a three to four year plan of where things could go, but you know, I’ll be working with guys like Matthew and Josh Trank, who’s the new director on Fantastic Four, and just figuring out how everything can work together and not contradict each other. But I also don’t want to make it too much of a mess either, with everyone showing up in everyone else’s films."
He mentions Matthew here, apparently meaning Matthew Vaughn who was set to direct X-Men: Days of Future Past. Bryan Singer has taken over now – so either this is somehow a really old interview, which I don’t think it is, or Millar sees Vaughn as still having a role. Could there be another Fox-Marvel movie on his dance card already?
Or maybe Millar was just namedropping his buddy as an example. Dunno.
Millar also says that he would like for his Fox-Marvel world to sit happily alongside the Marvel-Marvel world. He’s said it before, and this time, he put it like this:
"What my dream is, as a fan, is that when you go and see any Marvel movie that it feels as if they’re all taking place in the one universe like when you pick up a Marvel comic. You should feel as if they’re all taking place in one big kind of cohesive place."
Well, it’s a modest ambition, but I get it.
The Wolverine is the next Marvel movie from Fox. As far as we know, Millar has had no influence and if it does figure into his four year plan, it’s most likely because he’s taken what was already set-up and woven it in. Of course, I wouldn’t be surprised to see some sort of tacked-on end credits tease come up, the better to tighten the weave.